Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Iran wins Women's Kata

Iran’s Mojdeh Mardani

Iran's Mojdeh Mardani beat competitors from Russian, Ukrainian and Turkish in Kata to get to the gold medal match where she took on a Venezuelan athlete to win the gold medal. Kata is a set sequence of karate moves organized into a pre-arranged fight against imaginary opponents. Iranians now have 11 medals, including one gold, two silver and eight bronze.

The Russian team won gold for men's Kata, Turkey took the silver and Iran the bronze.